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of president obama, house republicans have floated a new plan they say will extend the debt ceiling for three months, but also cut congressional paychecks if mr. obama and the democrats don't agreed to deep spending cuts by april. steve handelsman says the gop has just grabbed the headlines two days before the inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the president atviewing stand, bulletproof and fancy, rebuilt every four years but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first swearing-in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbcs in/"wall street journal" poll says the country is headed in the right direction. as president obama's news portrayed is released, his approval stands at 52%. his likability at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrows limit but just
entertained any type of negotiations. republicans should agree to raise the debt ceiling because having to raise it is the result of appropriations already passed and signed into law. back to you. melissa: thanks so much. ashley: here with reaction to the gop when it peter welch. thank you for joining us. you say, look, republicans are making it an "economic weapon of mass distraction." do they get is a continuation of that? >> it is actually progress for the republican confidence, but it is not progress for the country. that tack tick is not one that they can hold onto because they know it will plunge this country into a deeper recession. they have been -- it is a way to say they are avoiding. ashley: it really is not addressing the issue, though, what will it take to get that in place. i know that you, of course, have been leading the charge to have the president to prevent the country from defaulting. >> it is not an acceptable option to plunge america into default. the republicans have the power to put us into default. the question is, do they have the restraint not to. the ryan bud
on debt ceiling. house republicans will take out a bill to push the deadline for raising the limit in mid april. nasdaq is down. and s&p is flat. >>> california's unemployment rate remain unchanged in november. coming in at 8.8%. it is down from 11.2% a year earlier. november was the first time it fell below 10% in four years. >>> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with dinner out and new hair do. this is complete with bangs, this is object her twitter account. she and president obama celebrated her birthday at an italian restaurant in georgetown. 49ers are leaving for atlanta for the nfc championship game. fans are pumped for the game. they sent us photos including this one. it shows a pint-sized fan ready to go in his gear. they are from oakland and they are all decked out in 49er jerseys ready for sunday's game. sherry sent us this for the 49er fan and a 49er onesie. >>> today at five, we are less than 48 hours from the surf contest. see how they are getting ready along the coast so they don't have what happened in 2010. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu, channel 2 ne
, there is a debt ceiling vote. now you hear a lot of republicans making noises about backing down from the debt ceiling fight. it is interesting by the way, i know we're not here to talk about that. it is interesting how the conventional wisdom has shifted on that. >> jennifer: quickly too. >> so quickly. just another sign of the shifting sands. it all hinges on how public opinion turns. and you know, is the president going to go out on the stump? is he going to go out and barnstorm the country for his proposals? how much political capital is he going to put into it? if he really builds up public support for the proposals and public support grows and if they feel pressure, he'll bring a vote. >> >> jennifer: just to take you back to that -- not the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling issue that the republicans do seem to be going soft on, i do think one of the reasons why they went so soft is because major traditionally republican lobbying groups were advocating like the chamber of commerce came out strongly saying this is crazy. i'm wondering if there are other traditionally republican groups like
. not going to negotiate over extenting the debt ceiling. >> bret: well, this is what republicans have come up with. out of the meeting in williamsburg, virginia, they have come up with this on their plan. a three-month debt ceiling increase. debt limit increase contingent on the senate passing a budget. which they haven't done in quite some time. and no spending cuts except congressional members pay without budget. basically, congressional members can't get paid without spending cuts. let's bring in the panel. we talk about all of this. steve hayes for "weekly standard." charles lane, opinion writer for "washington post." syndicated columnist charles krauthammer who by the way wrote an editorial column said this -- "offer to extend the debt ceiling through say may 1 in exchange for the senate delivering a budget by the date, after four years of lawlessly refusing to produce one." charles, how did you come up for this idea. >> came to me in the shower. that is where i get all the ideas. i don't somehower with the house republicans. >> bret: this came out before, well before this decision. >> h
now to get something back later. we are talking about the debt ceiling. versus spending cuts. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel reports on the house g.o.p. winter retreat in virginia. >> at the house g.o.p. retreat in williamsberg, virginia, the leaders decided they will pass three-month temporary increase to give them time to finalize a budget. speaker boehner said before there is long-term debt limit increase a budget should be passed that cut spending. the house g.o.p. whip hinted at the strategy. >> our hope is to pass something early so the senate can take action as well. i wouldn't be jeopardizingor economy there. it shows it's a rational, put us on a better path. and i would hi the american public could support it and the senate as well. >> fox news poll reveals 83% think government spending is out of control. up five points from two years ago. 69% of those surveyed say the debt limit should only be raised after major cuts. aides to the number two senate republicans does not support giving president obama a blank check but told "houston chronicle" editorial board
march. one republican leadership says republicans are when it comes to the debt ceiling settling on a strategy. >> the one thing is we have set a structure moving a short-term so people don't have a fear economically of where we are and are able to move forward to solve this problem once and for all. rich: the strategy would be a short-term debt increased to work on the other spending points and come back to the debt ceiling perhaps in a few months. he says he is not sure when the timing of that vote would be, he only says sooner rather than later. connell: republicans have become of this retrieve a message that resonates with working people and says william berg is just group therapy. chris used to be al gore's press secretary, says the spectrum represented right here. i will allow you to go first for a little bit of fun. what do you mean by that? >> after the election were told republicans were going to do some soul-searching for the record low numbers of minorities that had voted. what we're seeing now, just heari justheard a few moments ar program that half the country holds
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go over the debt ceiling, we do not increase the debt ceiling, republicans will not win the debate. they will argue they are not increasing it because they do not want to control spending but they will not win the debate. what will happen is the white house will pay with cash flow of the interest on the debt. the debt will not be called. what they might not pay our social security checks. the moment the american citizen figures out they may not go out, the game is over. tenfold. because believe me, though congress can stand up to the senior lobby. so that is not a legitimate process to take the debt ceiling as the hostage. the appropriate goal, whether the debate should occur. the president gets to talk about the faults. -- defaults. he gets to talk about social security. we should be talking about spending. spending restraints. where is the logical place to do this? the logical place is on the sequestered. that is where the next pressure point should be. we should have the debate over how much spending should be restrained and how it should be restrained. the sequester is a 1.2 tr
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day for republicans and democrats as they haggle over raising the debt ceiling or not. let's get the latest from kristin welker at the white house. hey, kristin. >> hey, karen. >> there's been some serious stuff, this back and forth today between the white house and john boehner and harry reid and nancy pelosi. is there any response that you're getting from the white house to this latest, quote, unquote pru unquote, plan that the republicans have put forward? >> reporter: the white house is sort of echoing what you're hearing from majority leader reid which is they're encouraged by the fact that the republicans seem to be moving on this issue and willing to increase the debt ceiling. however, i think what is going to be a problem from the white house's perspective is that three months. i was speaking with a senior administration official a little earlier today and he sort of reiterated the fact that the president is opposed to this idea of increasing the debt ceiling in these small increments because it creates crises every couple of months. so that could be a potential problem m
that republicans are putting a short-term debt ceiling hike on the table. short-term debt ceiling hike. but here's what i'm not hearing and what we should be hearing is an unambiguous plan to splash spending now. republicans need an absolute rock solid plan to implement the sequester which is $1.2 trillion over the next ten years. this is essential. not just to unite the republican conference. but more importantly, it's essential to helping the economy grow more rapidly. and if the republicans don't get it done, i'll say this. they may lose the house in 2014. so let's talk with karen finney. who's a columnist for the hill and former dnc communications director. and hadley heath, senior policy analyst at the independent women's forum. hadley, this paul ryan, he went out and met with reporters. republicans are in the retreat down in williamsburg, virginia. maybe they'll use a short term increase in the debt ceiling maybe three months or six months. is that the point? how does that inform you? does that get to the heart of the matter? >> it certainly doesn't get to the heart of the matter. if we re
republicans say they are prepared to raise the roof on the debt ceiling for another three months, a bit of a breather. in return they want guarantees from democrats that congress will work quickly to pass a budget so it can focus how to bring down the nation's debt. >>> security will certainly be tight near the capitol for the upcoming inauguration and the coastguard will keep a close eye on the rivers through the city. increased security is in place on the potomac between the key bridge and reagan national airport already. on the anacostia patrols will extend from the 14th street bridge to the 295 bridge, but from sunday through tuesday water traffic along those waterways will be closed entirely for 48 hours. >>> while the president's been working on his speech his staff has had to respond to a petition signed by 34,000 people demanding that the government build a death star, that is, death star as in the ds1 orbital battle station, you know, the one from star wars. maybe that's why the white house is changing the rules for those online petitions and bruce leshan is here to tell us all
house minority leader nancy pelosi saying: >> so the republicans are taking the debt ceiling debate moving it off a few months perhaps take place in april or may so they can focus on the automatic spending cuts set to hit the budget at the end of february those are known as sequester and also government discretionary spending authority that runs out in march. plenty of budget fights and it looks like we will be having them just about every couple of months all the way through the spring. david: as long as you are in williams burg virginia what do you care? it is a lovely place to be right now this time of year. rich: yes and the wind has died down and the snow is melting. it's a nice place. david: thanks rich. liz: we will find out what a representative thinks about the debt ceiling bill that will hit the floor next week and find out why she's calling for congress to get rid of the debt ceiling all together. david: also, all the fighting in d.c. could create a big opportunity for you the investor. find out exactly how you can trade the debt ceiling a little later this hour. it will
to face the tax issue, as well. it's not just raising the debt ceiling that he's going to have to deal with. but he's going to have to negotiate with the republicans and perhaps try to change the tax code. all of these things are things he's already signaled he wants to do. what's fascinating is that this is a president who wanted to be a domestic president in the last -- in his first term and he was saddled with an economic situation and two wars to deal with. now is a shot to be that domestic president and make some really big change. but he's going to have to work with republicans in the house in order to get big things accomplished. >> and clearly what he wants to do is have some influence on voters. and though the official announcement is expected today, we do know that obama for america is going to become this nonprofit supporting his agenda. what kind of influence could this have? >> well, i think if you're an obama supporter, you hope it has more influence than it did or what they tried to do during his first term. they talked a lot about this leveraging his campaign which ever
, interesting development with this debt ceiling negotiations. you have got, mark, the republicans at their retreat coming out now saying that they want to have a temporary extension, the white house saying essentially this is that same kick the can move that we have seen from lawmakers in washington, d.c. so when you look at the numbers and how the republicans have an all-time low, the president is higher than he's been in his first term as far as approval. how do we jive that in again with this latest battle? we kind of see where the american people sides with likability and doesn't break the stalemates with house republicans. >> it doesn't but, tamron, i think today's development at the very short term is a significant break. president obama talking about breaking the quote/unquote fever of republicans and looking at what they have proposed is taking the battle away from the debt ceiling and moving it to having the senate duke it out over the budget process. of course, this means we will have another budget fiscal fight ahead but instead of it being over the debt ceiling, which
trying to figure out how to deal with the debt ceiling. congressional republicans that is. and here in washington everybody gearing up for the big inauguration. meanwhile, very striking cbs/"new york times" poll out this morning revealing that the american people are overwhelmingly behind the common sense new measures to reduce gun violence unveiled this week by president obama and vice president biden, 92% of americans saying they support a universal background check. 63% support a ban on high-capacity magazines. 53% supporting a ban renewing of the ban on assault weapons. the american people are ready for action. on another front, two high-profile celebrities proving that they are nothing but big, fat liars today. lance armstrong lying about the tour de france and manti te'o lying about his girlfriend. all of that coming up right here on current tv. right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your health
in this coming fight over the debt ceiling. in a big shift today, house republicans said they will vote to lift the limit for three months, but on the condition that the senate passes a budget. wall street liked this idea. the dow finished up almost 54 points to hit its highest closing level since december 10th of '07. nasdaq finished with a small loss. s&p 500 was up 5 points. also at five-year highs. >>> in washington tonight, it's starting to feel like a city that's about to host an inauguration. for the 57th time in the history of our republic, and host hundreds of thousands of people on a cold monday in january. our white house correspondent, peter alexander, is in lafayette park across from the white house, in front of the reviewing constant tonight. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. those are the best seats in the house, for a variety of reasons, including the fact they have heat. that's where the president and the first family will be watching monday's parade. the second obama inaugural is expected to draw roughly a third of the nearly 2 million people who ca
on lifting the debt ceiling. majority leader eric cantor said today republicans want an interim measure to provide about three more months of borrowing authority. the bill would not mandate immediate spending cuts, as house speaker john boehner earlier promised. instead, it would force congress to pass a budget or go without being paid. the government could reach the current debt ceiling by mid-february. ray nagin, the mayor of new orleans during hurricane katrina, has been indicted on charges for corruption. a federal grand jury accused him today of bribery, wire fraud, and money laundering while in office. nagin was the city's mayor from 2002 until 2010. two former new orleans officials and two businessmen have already pleaded guilty in the case. u.s. attorney general eric holder today defended president obama's moves to curb gun violence. the president signed 23 executive orders this week, calling for such things as more research into gun violence. today, in washington, holder told the u.s. conference of mayors that there's no question the orders are legal. >> now let me be very clea
spending cuts with republicans as part of a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling both sides are trying to prepare for and even avert a potential default. white house says if it happens it will pay revenue to pay bills in order they are received what you said. for the past year, pennsylvania senator pat toomey and handful of others in the house and senate are pushing legislation would prioritize which bills get paid. arguing if you pay the interest first on the debt, default can be avoided and there would be enough money left over from incoming revenues to pay social security checks and salary for active duty military. that is what the republicans are pushing. that is what toomey is trying to say would be a good way to go for the last year-and-a-half, jon. jon: what is the reaction to the administration, or the administration's reaction i should say to what senator toomey is proposing? >> reporter: somewhere between dismissive and ridicule. the treasury department dump all over this the administration official position legislation to quote, prioritize payments would amount to default an
of bold moves this week. on monday he warned republicans to not even think of using the debt ceiling as bargaining leverage. let's listen to him. >> but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not at bargaining chip. >> on tuesday following a meeting that took place in the west wing, president obama surmounted a huge hurdle in the nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary when influential new york senator chuck schumer gave it his blessing. yesterday the president forcefully and emotionally laid out his proposals to curb gun violence and challenged americans to confront the representatives and stand up to the nra. let's listen. >> ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> joining me is former rnc chair and msnbc contributor michael ste
that as possible leverage with the republicans in the house who might hold up the debt ceiling. >> michael: that makes perfect sense that that is what they are trying to do it is really just passing the buck. the white house held a firm line on saying we're not going to negotiate at all on this debt ceiling, and it worked. do you think this is a lesson that may carry for four years, when they see themselves posturing this way rather than what they have done on other issues? do you think this might be contagious within the white house? >> remember bill clinton and what the definition of is, is. with barack obama it's sort of what the definition of negotiation is. they will deal with the debt ceiling, and that's when you will have very active negotiations over the budget. what the house has effectively done is put this on a similar path, a similar timetable as these other negotiations and the president may be able to say look, the debt ceiling is going to have to be raised regardless but house members can say well that's fine, but this is what we're demanding in term
: quick thoughts on very hot button issues, one is that republican should hold tight on this debt ceiling. and risk shutting government down if president does not give on to spending, yes or no? >> i have to say yes on that, because if we don't start to self-discipline. if we do not start to prioritize, spending, look, neil, letter from the director was sense on house, saying that obama administration will miss the deadline for sending a budget over that deadline february 4 is the same day we will launching next generation today show. we will not miss it. neil: what time are you on? >> we' . >> doesn't make it so not total bull i havbull zit. zit. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. i got this snapshot thing from progrve, plugged it into my car, and got a discount just for being the good driver i've always been. i'm just out here, snap-shooting it forw
screaming and the -- ceiling and the sequesters. house republicans concerned if they do anything about tax reform. they may leave it open to the senate and not taking action and taken the vote for no reason. are you optimistic? >> first of all, i have -- we have to reself the debt crisis in terms of sequestration. and in term of the full, faith, and credit in the next six weeks. we aren't going to accomplish tax reform in the next six weeks. so we have a deadline that i think cannot be basically moved for what we need to do in the next six weeks. that will leave us adequate time to tackling the longer range problems. we're not going tackle tax reform in the next six weeks. we need to essentially deal with the sequestration, specially find a balanced approach that is going to raise a trillion dollars or close to. so that's why i have some optimism because we need to face up to the next six weeks, resolve it, and -- [inaudible] >> rick. [inaudible] by conflict -- i want to ask you about one of the big things the intiement element reform. how big would you need see in term of public -- [inaud
. i mean, i think it would be, frankly, another disaster if republicans try to use the debt ceiling, to force dollar-for-dollar budget reductions. i don't see that as a winner for them, and i can't imagine at least the party establishment is now seeing that as a potential winner for them. i mean, you know, face it. the president won the election. and he laid out a program and a philosophy, and he won the election on it. and i think as long as republicans are going to take the stance that he didn't win and that, in fact, they won and therefore they get to do things their way, i don't think -- i don't see how that's going to help them get out of that 14% hole. >> eugene, nbc.com had a very interesting way of putting it this morning, a very nice tag which is that what the electorate is looking for right now is not so much hope but a president who can cope. it's all about coping, not so much hoping. do you think that this kind of poll suggests that he is going to be able to deliver on that message of coping? >> well, you know, first of all, i think that's right. i think that, you know,
republicans? i think we're beginning to see one result, which is the offer of a short-term debt ceiling extension that they don't want to engage in this second cliff battle with the white house right now. >> thanks for having me on. i told them a couple of things. one is stick to your principles. we need a principled conservative party. not another liberal party. but, secondly, find ways to talk about the kitchen table issues that people care about and solve problems and offer a clear contrast to the president about managing the finances of the united states of america. i think john boehner and eric cantor are doing a good job working together. i think we have to find ways to more carefully explain to people all year long why conservative principles work. i think they'll do that, and i look forward to working with them as governors do around the country in getting things done. >> do you think after newtown and the massacre there that things have changed on can't we find some middle place between the white house and congress on guns? >> i think the fist question, andrea, is what are the
did that get him? a debt ceiling crisis, charges of being a foreigner, and total war on health care reform. well, now the president isn't asking anymore, he's demanding. you know what? it may just work. >>> beating the neocons at their own game. the neoconservative industrial complex put all its weight behind defeating chuck hagel. it looks like they're going to lose. could it be the neocons are a spent force? could we be that lucky? >>> and back in the ussr. yet another republican cites the soviet threat. they're still fighting the cold war. they want the cold war i guess. that's in the "sideshow" where i hope it stays. >>> let me finish with my own thoughts about alcoholism and addiction and how it tragically struck down one of the most prominent political families in our nation's history. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. ve decided to put aside our rivalry.ed to 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty.
-- >> in the liberal, democratic primaries in 2016. >> let's talk about the debt ceiling, maybe doing something on monday, to cutting off paychecks. >> will there be movement next week? >> they can do it. republican leaders are saying let's not have a fight with the president over it. the politics are terrible, so what they want to do is say, look, we'll give a debt ceiling increase, but what you have to do in the signal is pass a budget. that's the current thinking right now. that gives them more leavage. >> i guess you guys will talk about the second term? >> we have senator schumer, senator cruz from texas, so we'll talk about guns, the debt, and great roundtable, too. and where there's some real challenges and opportunities there as well. you appeared in it. >> i don't want to commen about any of that. it has nothing to do with me. the nra does what it does. the ad is factually incorrect. i think, you know. this is not about me. i ask tough questions on both sides on my program. people sometimes want to make me a political target, which i shouldn't be. in this particular case, they're takin
. >>> on capitol hill, some top republican leaders are considering a short-term increase of the debt ceiling. >> house budget committee chairman paul ryan says they are weighing the benefits of an extension as a way to get the senate and white house engaged in future conversations. president obama as warned that if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans benefits. >>> university of california leaders say tuition hikes can be avoided this fall if the system gets the funding increase proposed in governor brown's budget plan. the quarter billion-dollar increase is less than that what the uc system had hoped. but it's a turnaround from years of budget cuts. the extra funding is due in part to proposition 30, the tax measure approved by california voters in november. >>> 55,000 local students will have the same class plan for part of today lessons on digital media safety. commonsense media is teaming up with the san francisco unified school district for the program. it wil
republican leadership, they came up with an olive branch, a three-month extension raising the debt ceiling without a whole lot of pr preconditions, a positive statement coming from jay carney saying that we are encouraged that there are signs that congressional republicans on holding our economy hostage to extract drastic cuts in medicare that middle class families depend on. it was positive from the white house. pretty negative response from nancy pelosi, the democratic leader in the house. this pros poll sas, she says, does not relieve the uncertainty faced by the middle class. this is a gimmick unworthy of the challenges we face and the national debate we should be having. the message for the american people is clear, no gauges, no default. is there a lack of coordination in the response between pelosi and the white house? >> look, i think both sides are true. it's positive that the republicans and the congress are backing off of that threat. it's also true that we can't go in three-month increments having a debate about whether we're going to pay our bills and whether we're going to je
worried about the debt ceiling in terms of your business and the economy? i know the republicans are now pushing for a temporary sort of increase it temporarily but then we'll be back debating this again. first off, i'd like to ask you, should there be a debt ceiling? hank paulson, former treasury secretary says there shouldn't be one. president obama thinks there shouldn't be one. do you think there should be a debt ceiling? >> listen, i prefer having a ceiling. i prefer having that sense of discipline. >> right. >> i like everybody else in this country, including the politicians have been frustrated by our inability to grab this issue by the throat and start doing something about it for the future of our competitiveness. now, we had a start with the deficit reduction efforts. >> right. >> prior to that i thought the bowles simpson commission was a powerful response to what we could do about our own deficit. >> why do you think the president ignored that? i mean his own commission, he ignored it. why do you think he did that? >> i can't speak for the president charlie. >> why do you thi
the debt ceiling for three months until april 15. but there's a catch: they say within that time the senate and the house must pass budgets outlining their spending priorities for the year. now, that may not sound very difficult, but as republicans like to point out, senate democrats haven't passed a budget since 2009 and republicans say if they don't do so by april 15 then all members of congress should stop getting paid. >> pelley: but, nancy, why would the republicans abandon their demand for dollar-for-dollar spending cuts in exchange for raising the limit? >> well, in part they were worried about getting the blame if there was a default. this way they shift the burden to senate democrats to come up with a budget and they can still call for more spending cuts in three months when this comes up again. in the meantime, everyone gets a bit of breathing room which is why the white house may not have shot down the plan today-- even though they, of course, prefer a long-term extension of the debt ceiling, not just three months. >> pelley: nancy, thanks. president obama is about to begin his s
the debt ceiling to the current budget battle. listen to this. >> republicans and congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> steve: here is somebody who dealt with enormous deficits firsthand, the former governor of the golden state of california, arnold schwarzenegger. good morning to you. >> good morning. nice to be here again. >> brian: he sends a warning to the republicans should they back off or take on the president? >> first of all, i think i find it interesting that when you want to have more money, if you go to any financial institution, they say look, i can't pay my bills, i need more money. they want to see their payment plan. how are you going to live responsible from here on? then you can get more money. so i don't understand that why this should not be a part of the discussion because it ought to be. i think america should not just blindly go in there and keep spending mone
on the debt ceiling: a three month increase in the federal borrowing limit. it's expected to come to the house floor next week, but it comes with strings attached. the proposal includes a condition that house and senate lawmakers pass a budget blueprint for the coming year or go without pay. house majority leader eric cantor said it's simple.congss congress shouldn't be paid for failing to do its job. 't >> tom: next week 80 companies are scheduled to turn in their latest quarterly financial report cards. but rather than the short-term focus on the bottom line, our next guest thinks businesses need to consider all stakeholders, not just shareholders. john mackey is the co-founder and co-c.e.o. of whole foods market. he's author of "conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business". john, why is concentrating on shareholders a myth as you call it? >> i don't know if concentrating on shareholders is a myth. i mean, most companies do concentrate on their shareholders. it's just not the best business strategy. because you have an interdependent stakeholder system where you need to cr
. >>> some top republicans in congress are considering a short-term increase of the debt ceiling. house budget committee chairman paul ryan says they are wag the benefits of an extension as a way to get the senate and white house engaged in future conversations. the president has warned that if congress does not raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans' benefits. >>> things that men will do to i am privilege women. an aussie free diver says he got into the sport to win over a few girls at the public to impress women. he won more than the girls. the 32-year-old is making a nam for himself in diving. he can actually hold his breath under water for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. he is a champion in the second most dangerous sport in the world and he credits the peretti local girls he pretty local girls he met. >> he challenged them at the bar. >> he became an australian champion. >> he was on "60 minutes." he drops down over 200 feet. >> good luck. >>> 5:19. coming up, hear why the key t
the debt ceiling off the table and increase it and you lose your leverage. republicans lose your leverage. and the conversation that you'd like to have. right now, politics is standing in the way of good economics. >> congress believes solution is the way to a problem. we have two points we can leverage. one, you're right, the debt ceiling and the cr that becomes due on march 27th. the cr might be a better place to use that leverage. one place or another, we need to decide that both sides need to come to the table of commonsense and put america on a better course to economics. >> thank you for being with me. >> thank you. >> for more, tune in to
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